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Cryan, Benson, Singleton, Lampitt, Riley & Pinkin Bill to Boost Participation in School Breakfast Program Gains Final Legislative ApprovalLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Cryan, Daniel Benson, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley and Nancy Pinkin to boost breakfast programs in schools, particularly for underprivileged children, in order to help give them a leg up on academics was approved 38-0 on Monday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.
"Currently, the vast majority of New Jersey school districts only serve breakfast to a fraction of eligible children," said Cryan (D-Union). "With research showing that school breakfast increases attendance and decreases tardiness, improves academic performance both in class and on standardized tests, and improves attentiveness, we need to make it a priority..."
McKeon, Eustace, Diegnan, Pinkin & Cryan Bill Package to Increase Mandatory Retirement Age for Judges to 75 Released by Assembly Panel
Bills Include Constitutional Amendment to Ask Voters to Approve ChangeA legislative package Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Tim Eustace, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., Nancy Pinkin and Joseph Cryan introduced to help deal with a judicial vacancy backlog and modernize New Jersey's court system by increasing the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75 was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
The three bills include a proposed constitutional amendment and two bills to implement the amendment, should it be approved by voters.
Assembly Panel Ok’s Bill Package Aimed at Making College More Affordable and Attainable for NJ Students
Four-Bills are Sponsored by Cryan, Riley, Giblin, Mukherji, Lagana, Moriarty, Eustace, Quijano, Diegnan, Benson, Garcia, Singleton, Jasey and FuentesThe Assembly Higher Education Committee on Thursday approved four key bills that are part of a larger 20-bill package aimed at addressing the systemic factors pushing more and more New Jersey students into the real world saddled with debt and without a college degree.
The package is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Celeste Riley, who chairs the committee, as well as Joseph Cryan, Thomas Giblin, Raj Mukherji, Joseph Lagana, Paul Moriarty, Tim Eustace, Annette Quijano, Patrick Diegnan, Daniel Benson, Carmelo Garcia, Troy Singleton, Mila Jasey and Angel Fuentes.
Cryan Highlights Tuition Freeze Bill as Cornerstone of Higher Ed Reform Package to be considered on ThursdayAssemblyman Joseph Cryan is looking forward to seeing the cornerstone of a 20-bill higher education reform package come before the Assembly Higher Education Committee on Thursday, a measure that would guarantee every new Jersey public college student a nine-semester tuition freeze.
Cryan and Higher Education Committee Chair Celeste Riley unveiled the bill package in March to help address many of the critical factors standing in the way of whether a student successfully completes college and in the most cost-effective manner possible. Among the major areas addressed by the bills are: college readiness, completion rates, cost, data collection, accountability, and pathways to success.